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pro·cess·ing

(prō'ses-ing),
1. Posttranslational modification of proteins, particularly secretory proteins and proteins targeted for membranes or specific cellular locations. Synonym(s): trafficking
2. Posttranscriptional modification of polynucleic acids.

tar·get·ing

(tar'gĕt-ing),
The process of having proteins contain certain signals such that the proteins are directed specifically towards certain cellular locations, for example, the lysosome. Compare: processing.

trafficking

see homing.
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The presence, or lack of, state and local law determines whether a location serves as a source area or a market area in the illegal world of trafficking.
A firearms trafficking investigation begins with the recovery of the firearm.